178th Semiannual General Conference – Priesthood Session

It has been a tradition in our ward for quite some time now to have a “sub-sational” before the priesthood session of General Conference. This is a submarine sandwich dinner for the YM and their fathers.

  • President Monson was conducting
  • there was a choir from the MTC. There is a member from a neighbouring ward who is in the MTC right now and he was in the choir. Every time the choir sang we were looking for him, but he wasn’t on camera until the closing hymn
  • We had about 42 people there for the session
  • Elder Richard G. Scott
    • do we ponder the inestimable value of holding the priesthood?
    • the Saviour is the perfect example of how to hold the priesthood
    • Elder Scott did a “personal” interview with us
    • with regards to the idea that man is better than woman he said “nothing could be farther from the truth”
    • God will hold us accountable for how we treat his daughters
  • Elder Jay E. Jensen
    • the blessings of the atonement are “arms of safety”
    • this is demonstrated during the sacrament
    • true servants are properly dressed
  • Elder James J. Hamula
    • God’s kingdom will not be lost but will overcome the world
    • in doing the will of the Lord, our knowledge increases
    • youth, these are your days… do not squander them
  • President Dieter F. Uchtdorf * might be used as a 4th Sunday lesson *
    • “stand close together and lift where you stand”
    • some seek to lead, some seek to hid; both are selfish
    • our service should be motivated by charity, not selfishness
    • the Lord judges differently than we do
    • the Lord is pleased with noble service, not a self-serving Noble
    • he told the story of John R. Moyle, a stone worker on the Salt Lake Temple
    • cease to aspire, cease to retire
  • President Henry B. Eyring * might be used as a 4th Sunday lesson *
    • your priesthood duties will stretch you
    • God will increase our power to carry the load
    • to get that power, we need to take our service to the outer limits
    • when we give our all, he will give us all the courage we neeed
  • President Thomas S. Monson
    • the First Presidency is united as one under the direction of the Lord
    • in these trouble times, make sure that those we care for do not go hungry
    • to become God’s people we need to do three things to qualify
      1) Learn what we should learn
      2) Do what we should do
      3) Be what we should be

As a final note, I was reading a couple of other recaps, and read Jeff Lindsay’s comments about the MTC choir:

Toward the end of the Priesthood session, watching the missionary choir from the MTC was especially poignant with my own son in the MTC right now (his companion, Elder Excel, was in the choir). As I looked at the missionaries and contemplated all the good that they stand for and pondered all the powerful, inspiring, and Christ-centered messages we heard today, one thought crystallized: I love this Church. The wholesome, joyous, soul-lifting teachings, the goodness of its leaders, the rich Spirit that it brings, all make me so glad to be a part of it.

Well said, Brother Lindsay!

Read the recaps from the other sessions of General Conference:

5 responses to “178th Semiannual General Conference – Priesthood Session

  1. Pingback: 178th Semiannual General Conference - Saturday Morning Session | Mormonopia

  2. I love the Priesthood sessions of General Conference. For some reason I like the more dramatic calls to repentance we get.
    Any idea why this is the only session not broadcast over the internet? Its not like there’s any secrets… since they publish the words. It would be way more convenient, especially for reviewing the video feed later.

  3. I’ve often wondered myself why they don’t broadcast it. I could guess, but I have no official idea why…

  4. It looks like there might be an option in the future to watch it on the web.
    See this

  5. I think that the priesthood session was really great n it should be published on the internet..that no priesthood holder should miss out from watching the broadcast..

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